Gandhi Bhawan

Phoolbagh, Kanpur

The projection mapping show at The Gandhi Bhawan, Phoolbag, is a celebration of the rich history and culture of Kanpur through the four aspects – mythological history, history, present and bright future. The show culminates in the mythological stories of Dhruva, Brahmavart ghat and the story of Sita. Kanpur's rich history of being one of the first cities where the revolt of 1857 started with Tatya Tope, Rani Lakhmi Bai and Nana Rao. It also emphasises the development of various British establishments that came up after that period like the Lal Imli mills – the largest cotton mill in Asia. From there to present-day Kanpur where it is popular for the variety of food such as Thaggu ke Laddo and Badnam kulfi, its Holi celebrations, and many more. Kanpur today is on a journey to immense progress and prosperity with the smart city projects that are coming up like the Kanpur metro and the digital India initiatives in IIT Kanpur are a few to list among others. The Gandhi Bhavan or the King Edward memorial hall as it was previously known, is conserved to celebrate its rich heritage, instilling a sense of pride for the city and its people.